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    18 Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About 'Batman Forever'

    Say what you want, Batman Forever was an understated classic (for the pre-millenium age).

    1. Val Kilmer learned he was Batman while literally in a bat cave.

    2. Mel Gibson had to turn down the role of Harvey Dent/Two-Face, due to scheduling conflicts with 'Braveheart.'

    3. Ironically, Christian Bale auditioned for the role of Robin.

    4. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jude Law and Scott Speedman were all considered for the role of Robin.

    5. Will Shortz, editor of The New York Times crossword puzzle, created the Riddler's riddles.

    6. Batman Forever marks the first appearance of Arkham Asylum in a live action Batman film.

    7. Mark Wahlberg was considered for the role of Robin.

    8. A-list names like Daniel Day-Lewis and Tom Hanks were considered for the role of Batman.

    9. Jim Carrey helped design a lot of his costumes.

    10. Tommy Lee Jones's make-up took 4 hours to apply.

    11. Jenny McCarthy turned down the role of Sugar.

    12. Director Joel Schumacher wanted Nicole Kidman to play Poison Ivy.

    13. Elizabeth Sanders, who plays Gossip Gerty, is the widow of Bob Kane, who created Batman.

    14. When Tim Burton was considering directing, Marlon Wayans was reportedly considered to play Robin.

    15. While learning to twirl his cane for his role as the Riddler, Jim Carrey reportedly broke around a dozen prop canes and some of his trailer furniture.

    16. After Tim Burton dropped out of directing the film, Robin Williams was offered the role of The Riddler.

    17. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards.

    18. It was the second-highest grossing film of 1995, behind Toy Story.